Chief, Concepts Division, US Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
Dr. Robert M. Toguchi is currently serving as the Chief, Concepts Division, G9 Directorate, in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning initiatives are a significant part of the ongoing Concept work at this command. He has spent over 30 years on active military duty while serving as a Functional Area 59 strategist for the U.S. Army. His past assignments included a tour as the Director, Strategic Plans and Chief, ARCIC Initiatives Group, TRADOC. In the Pacific region, he spent a tour with the U.S. Pacific Command while serving as the Deputy Director, J8; and the Chief, Strategic Plans, J5 Directorate, USPACOM. Dr. Toguchi was also assigned to Africa in 2005 while serving as the senior U.S. military observer to the U.N. Mission in Liberia. Previously, he served on the faculty and taught military strategy at the U.S. National War College, National Defense University. Dr. Toguchi received a B.S. degree concentrating in Engineering, from the U.S. Military Academy in 1980; and received a PhD in History from Duke University in 1994.